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5 Cardinals That Could be on the Move at the Trade Deadline

The MLB trade deadline is Monday, July 31st at 3 PM Central Time. For the first time in years it’s unsure where exactly the St. Louis Cardinals will fall on the buyer / seller spectrum.

On one hand they’re only 3.5 game out of first place. On the other they haven’t been over .500 since June 1st and seem to be more than one big name away from being a legit contender1. Continue reading “5 Cardinals That Could be on the Move at the Trade Deadline”

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Who Should Bat Third for the St. Louis Cardinals in the Second Half

We’re at the All-Star break and this time it, thankfully, didn’t count.

To no one’s surprise Aaron Judge destroyed some baseballs in the homerun derby.

Watching Judge and Stanton crush balls made it even more clear that the St. Louis Cardinals are missing that big bat in the 3-hole. A spot that was manned by Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday for the better part of two decades.

So who do the Birds turn to after the All-Star break to hopefully finally stabilize the heart of the order? Continue reading “Who Should Bat Third for the St. Louis Cardinals in the Second Half”

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At This Point Brandon Moss Isn’t Due Anymore

Update: This was written before the game on 9/27. So add 1 hit, 4 at bats, and 2 Ks to Moss’s numbers.

The “due” factor is a time honored baseball tradition handed down generation to generation. It’s not something that can be measured by a fancy metric. It’s just that feeling you get in the 9th when Albert Pujols is coming up to face Brad Lidge. Lidge is due to blow a save. Pujols is due a bomb1. Then magic happens. And everyone knew it would happen. Because they were both “due”. Continue reading “At This Point Brandon Moss Isn’t Due Anymore”